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by nsb2
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IMSANITY 5 -- Available for mirrors January 13, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 7753

IMSANITY 5 -- Available for mirrors January 13, 2018

Hello! IMSA is pleased to announce the return of IMSANITY for the 2017-18 school year! IMSANITY will be available for mirrors starting January 13, 2018 and is written at around the HS nationals (PACE) level. The set will be written by members of the IMSA A team and edited by Dennis Loo, Sarah Angelo...
by nsb2
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 32859

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

Quick question -- what time will the tournament be starting?
by nsb2
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 8198

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

Jakob and I still need a third player -- PM either of us if interested.
by nsb2
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145663

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I firstlined a tossup on adagios from a YouTube comment about Albinoni's Adagio that I had read the previous day.
by nsb2
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 54954

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Wes Janson wrote: For what it's worth, my younger brother (Matthew Lee) from Dunlap will be attending IMSA next year. He played a bit of NHBB last year and enjoys studying history.
Matthew was in fact one of the people I was referring to. Looking forward to (hopefully) seeing IMSA play next year!
by nsb2
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 54954

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Depending on how much people study, I'd expect IMSA to be strong again next year. The rest of the team besides me, Nathaniel, and Alex is still there, and plans are already in place for how to cover our subject areas. Also, quite a few sophomores who played quizbowl at their old schools will be comi...
by nsb2
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 15051

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

Edward Lansdale wrote:As possibly the only American quizbowler with some knowledge of cricket
You're definitely not the only one
by nsb2
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan NASAT Mirror?
Replies: 17
Views: 7967

Re: Michigan NASAT Mirror?

I might be jumping the gun a little bit (since there's no confirmation on other side events yet), but what would be the planned start time on Sunday?
by nsb2
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Top five college teams for 2017–18
Replies: 17
Views: 11135

Re: Top five college teams for 2017–18

To add to the DII teams that Jon has already posted, I think Minnesota can make a splash next year. Brian Kalathiveetil and John Waldron are both science players, but they complement each other pretty well in other areas and will only improve with more studying.
by nsb2
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 8198

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

Jakob and I would appreciate a third player, preferably one who knows architecture and photography. If interested, you can reply here, PM me, or email me at [email protected].
by nsb2
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Getting good at 20th-century vis art
Replies: 1
Views: 4939

Getting good at 20th-century vis art

I recently graduated high school, and over the past year, I've become a pretty good vis arts player (usually getting ACF regs tossups within the first half of the question at NASAT practices). I generally do well with tossups on pre-20th century artists, or later famous artists (e.g. Picasso, Dali, ...
by nsb2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 13117

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

I'm a recently graduated HS senior who can probably 10 a few things in fine arts and Roman history. Basically if you're looking to have fun (possibly try a little bit) and need a teammate, I'd love to play.
by nsb2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan NASAT Mirror?
Replies: 17
Views: 7967

Re: Michigan NASAT Mirror?

I will already have played NASAT, but would probably be interested in playing Cambridge Open and the other side events.
by nsb2
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39326

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

With respect to the Lisbon tossup, I buzzed in on the Methuen treaty (which has come up before for Portugal, so I actually thought that clue was dropped a bit early).
by nsb2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52083

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Yes. No Illinois team will win it, but Naperville North will finish ahead of both Stevenson and Barrington, instigating much debate regarding whether the set was hard enough to differentiate the top teams (completely ignoring that Naperville North has been that good, too, all along). Can we just ta...
by nsb2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 54954

Re: Illinois '17-'18

That being said, I've also heard that Timothy Christian and Uni Lab are very good. IHSA isn't the best measure of performance, but players like Tim Cho could go a long way if exposed to more good quizbowl. On another note, although the Illinois circuit might not be as strong next year, it will defi...
by nsb2
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 54954

Illinois '17-'18

I know this is a bit early, but does anyone have predictions for the Illinois circuit next year? As (finally) an interested observer rather than a player, I'll be interested to see how things unfold.
by nsb2
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39326

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I read Anna Karenina, loved it, remembered the clue I buzzed on exactly, and still couldn't produce the answer you wanted. I have also read Anna Karenina within the past two months and was not able to convert the same tossup there. In general, the issue I had with common links was their vagueness (...
by nsb2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39326

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Auks Ran Ova wrote: the geography was overall probably a little more human-focused than physical-focused
On that note, would it be possible to provide some examples of physical geography clues/tossups? I recall little to no physical geo in the set.
by nsb2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39326

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

The amount of architecture in the tournament was the same as last year (4/4), although it's certainly possible there were more architecture clues in non-architecture questions. This was indeed what I was referring to -- I believe there were a lot more architecture clues (referring to cities, for ex...
by nsb2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39326

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

One additional comment: there was one particular packet that was riddled with grammatical errors. I don't remember which packet number it was, but our moderator (don't remember who) had a lot of trouble reading it. I'm not sure what the production schedule for PACE is, but I would think these errors...
by nsb2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 39326

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Rob, I appreciate everything you and everybody else involved have done for PACE. This was definitely the best high school set I've played this year. I also felt there were a few areas where the set could be improved (and have not been mentioned extensively by other people). These include: -Reuse of ...
by nsb2
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 16055

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

The best solutions here would be to: 1. Ensure that tournament hosts make clear to these newer schools the degree of difficulty of the field and questions 2. Add more JV/novice level divisions at tournaments 3. Encourage more smaller, local tournaments on pyramidal questions that the top teams sit ...
by nsb2
Thu May 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 17462

Re: Annual call for help with HSQBRank!

There are more than a thousand high school academic competitions across the country, and most of them use Questions Unlimited. What is your source for "most"? (As opposed to, say, "some.") Not my own words. Maybe this is only a meme among my team, but it's here. http://www.qunlimited.com/trn.html [...
by nsb2
Thu May 11, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 18271

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

Sit Room Guy wrote:
rahulkeyal wrote:I'm going to be heading to Berkeley in the fall, and definitely plan on playing quizbowl there. I know James Malouf of La Jolla is also planning on attending Berkeley and joining their team.
Also Pranav Sivakumar
You beat me to the punch, Jakob. Look forward to playing at Berkeley next year!
by nsb2
Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 14016

Re: IHSA 2017

I'm going to have missed the Brad Fischer/Noah Prince golden age of IHSA writing by just one year. Feels pretty bad man. I feel the same way. On the other hand, at least there is a golden age of IHSA writing in the first place. I'd be glad to help with proofreading and just about anything else. Goo...
by nsb2
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 7111

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

I originally signed up for the April 2nd Team Illinois tryout on the Google forum, but I would now like to attend the ATROPHY tryout instead. Would it be possible to change this?
by nsb2
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52083

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Brad,

I would be interested in joining the meeting. After around 10 would work best for me, but I can probably make it earlier if required.
by nsb2
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52083

Re: Illinois '16-'17

I didn't expect anything particularly great from the set, but some of the questions looked like they were taken straight from textbooks.
by nsb2
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4725

Re: IHSA 2015

So this certainly happened. As all regionals are over, I am assuming that as none were postponed I can proceed with question content. These were some of what my team saw as the more egregious questions: Agreed except on a few counts: The Humphry Davy tossup wasn't too bad -- they did mention nitrou...
by nsb2
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 34009

Re: Illinois '14-'15

After the Kaneland tournament, I was planning on making a post proclaiming Ankush the best third scorer in the state, but after NAQT State, I think it would be more reasonable to say that the top third scorer is either Sunny or me, or maybe the third scorer on a full IMSA or Carbondale. Ankush Baja...